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Nursing home staffing levels often fall below CMS expectations
Modern Healthcare

Nursing home staffing levels are often lower than what facilities report, which could compromise care quality, new research shows.

Self-reported direct staffing time per resident was higher than the CMS‘ payroll-based metrics 70% of the time, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Staffing levels were significantly lower during the weekends, particularly for registered nurses.

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